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A 37-year-old member asked:

Please describe a good home-grown way to get rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Soothe: The following tips will help soothe your poison ivy but don't get "rid" of it. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Antihistamines : Antihistamines will help the itch dont forget to wash all clothing you could have had on withing several days of potential exposure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the fastest way of getting rid of poison ivy ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
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